Formula 1 Commentary
F1 Portuguese GP Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 & FP2
Live text commentary of all the action from the Portuguese Grand Prix's FP1 and FP2 sessions at Portimao
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Stephen Lickorish, Tom Howard, Megan White
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1. Hamilton, Mercedes
2. Verstappen, Red Bull
3. Bottas, Mercedes
4. Sainz, Ferrari
5. Alonso, Alpine
6. Ocon, Alpine
7. Leclerc, Ferrari
8. Ricciardo, McLaren
9. Stroll, Aston Martin
10. Perez, Red Bull
Action from the Portuguese Grand Prix continues tomorrow Saturday. FP3 is set to begin at midday followed by qualifying at 1500 BST.
Here is the full FP2 report.
Norris ended up in P12 while Russell impressed in P13. Vettel continues to struggle for pace down in P15 for Aston Martin.
It proved to be a very encouraging session for Alpine. Alonso ended up P5 ahead of team-mate Ocon. Leclerc (Ferrari), Ricciardo (McLaren), Stroll (Aston Martin) and Perez (Red Bull) rounded out the top 10.
So then Hamilton strikes back in FP2 as he edged Verstappen's Red Bull by 0.143s. Bottas was third ahead of Sainz, the top Ferrari.
There hasn't been much change in the order on the timesheets as teams focus on race runs for the second half of the session.
George Russell is showing decent pace again in the Williams. He sits in P13 ahead of Tsunoda, Vettel and Raikkonen.
Ricciardo appears to have the edge on team-mate Norris at the moment. Lando, a podium finisher last time out at Imola, is down in P12.
The majority of the field are beginning out laps. Hamilton continues to hold the top spot thanks to a 1m19.837s.
Lance Stroll has put Aston Martin into the top 10 in P9. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel is sitting in P15.
We have 25 minutes remaining in the session. FP2 will finish later than planned after a 10 minute delay to repair kerbs on the exit of Turn 11.
Sainz has now slotted into P3 and Alonso has put the Alpine into P4. Both are running the soft tyres.
Hamilton shoots to the top. He is the first to dip under the 1m20s bracket as he fires in a 1m19.837s. Lewis is 0.3s faster than Bottas.
Verstappen is heading back out. Christian Horner confirms it was a sensor issue on Verstappen's car early in the session.
Times are some way off those set in FP1 but its early days. Nobody has dipped under the 1m20s bracket yet.
Kimi Raikkonen is the first driver to have a lap time deleted. Deleted laps were a big talking point at this venue last year.